The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) has watched the progress of the Covid-19 second wave in India with concern and has spoken with the UK High Commission in New Delhi who have provided some links through which engineers can provide support to India.
The UK India Business Council has been asked by both governments to see if there are supplies or support that the business community in the UK can provide to alleviate the situation in India.
It is specifically looking for:
- empty, refillable oxygen cylinders with 10 litres and 45 litres LMO capacity;
- oxygen concentrators;
- in situ oxygen manufacturing plants for hospitals;
- the anti-viral medication Remdesivir.
However, it is also appealing for any other items, services or support the UK business community can provide. Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help or see further information on their website.
The British Asian Trust is running an emergency oxygen appeal, and is seeking both financial donations and links to businesses who have oxygen supplies in the UK or anywhere in the world. It can also help transport oxygen to India.
Please follow the Indian High Commission in the UK on Twitter @HCI_London for further links on how to donate equipment, assistance or funding to the fight against Covid-19 in India.